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New York Times, Monday, September 13, 1976

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,893

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Across
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Talks : CHATS
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Neckwear for an Olympic winner : MEDAL
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Composer-pianist : CHOPIN
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Botanical seeds : OVULES
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"The Silver ___" : CHALICE
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Experienced anew : RELIVED
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Oscar winner of 1961 : LOREN
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Ring star : ALI
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Crooner Frankie : LAINE
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Trapping trophies : SKINS
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Hippie's quarters : PAD
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Phantoms : SPIRITS
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Small shield : ECU
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Less alert : SLEEPIER
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Eastern school : VASSAR
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Contented sound : PURR
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Ceremony : RITE
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Flight : HEGIRA
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Cause an oversupply : SATURATE
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Sweep : OAR
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Errs : SLIPSUP
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Miniver or Wiggs : MRS
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World power : USA
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Fasteners : SNAPS
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Essential part : MEAT
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Cubs and Tigers : NINES
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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London money : PENCE
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Reduce in rank : DEGRADE
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Vehement speeches : TIRADES
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Calif. name : REAGAN
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Household appliance : IRONER
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Mental attitude : SLANT
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Love ___ : NESTS
Down
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Parlor-game offering : CHARADE
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___ up (in hiding) : HOLED
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Twitching : TIC
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More furtive : SNEAKIER
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Actress Erika : MORINI
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Time of day : EVE
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Tiresome : DULL
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Different: Lat. : ALIA
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Biblical-tribe members : LEVITES
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Type of music : CHORAL
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Roman author : SENECA
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Racetrack sounds : CLOPS
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Object : DEMUR
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N.Y. suburban line : LIRR
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Certain football passes : SPIRALS
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Sicilian martyr : STVITUS
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Short-rail branches : SPURS
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Showed surprise : SATUP
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Finial : EPI
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Weight of India : SER
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Alexandra's friend : RASPUTIN
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Urge on : HOUND
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Less taxing : EASIER
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Farms : GRANGES
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Box : SPAR
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Penalties: Fr. : AMENDES
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___ bullets : TRACER
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Colorado park : ESTES
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Start a paragraph : INDENT
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Intended : MEANT
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Of an age : ERAL
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Narrative : SAGA
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Certain athletes : PROS
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Virginia river : DAN
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Wrath : IRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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